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How do I do this? Thanks!

Jul 1, 2013, 04:48
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How do I do this? Thanks!
Hi everyone! I have uploaded two pictures. What I would like to do, is make the picture of the girl looking up similar to the sword picture. You see how the sword picture doesn't have any distinguishable edges cause they fade out? That's what I would like to do with the other picture. Thanks for your help!


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Jul 3, 2013, 16:49
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RE: How do I do this? Thanks!
That's perfect! Exactly what I needed, thanks!
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Aug 1, 2013, 19:39
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RE: How do I do this? Thanks!
(Jul 1, 2013 06:59)ofnuts Wrote:  - Create a selection (any selection tool will do where you want the middle of the fade to be
- "Select/Feather" the selection (value: half the span you want from fully opaque to fully transparent)
- Select/Invert
- Make sure the layer can be transparent: "Layer/Transparency/Add alpha channel"
- Edit/Clear (you will see a checkboard where the later is transparent)
- Add a new layer, fill with background color, and move it to under you image).

There is a slighly more complicated method (mostly, longer to explain) that uses layer and gives you more control on how the fade happens. Just ask for it if the above is not enough Smile

I am playing around with fades and would like to know about the second method, the one with layers. Is there a tutorial anywhere for this?

I am wanting to fade photos where the subject is not central (rule of thirds, etc). So the left, right, top and bottom will have different fade lengths.
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Aug 2, 2013, 06:29
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RE: How do I do this? Thanks!
(Aug 1, 2013 22:52)ofnuts Wrote:  See http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-dialogs-str...layer-mask

When I said above that you have more control with a mask, the technique is to create linear blend on the mask... then using the Levels or Curves tools, you can change how the white-to-black transitions happen on the mask, and so how the fade appears.

But you can also make different selections on the mask and fill them with blends, and then blend them together using large gaussian blur on he whole mask.

Got it working.
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